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Amazon Is More Than A Shopping Site. It's A Search Engine Too

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In his new job overseeing health coverage for 1.2 million workers and their families, Atul Gawande says he hopes to find specific ways to make health care more efficient and the solutions exportable. Dan Bayer /The Aspen Institute via Flickr hide caption

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An image from a presentaton by Amazon's Ranju Das shows a demonstration of real-time facial recognition and tracking. Das said the video came from a traffic cam in Orlando, Fla., where police were in a pilot program of Amazon's Rekognition service. Amazon Web Services Korea via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Dr. Atul Gawande has been picked to lead the high-profile joint venture in health care formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase. Mint/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Atul Gawande: Medicine Has Become A Team Sport.

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Close to two-thirds of Americans say they've bought something on Amazon, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. That's more than 90 percent of America's online shoppers. James Yang for NPR hide caption

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What Americans Told Us About Online Shopping Says A Lot About Amazon

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Washington, D.C., is competing against its suburbs in Virginia and Maryland for Amazon's second headquarters. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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D.C. Un-United: Amazon's Second HQ Pits City Vs. Its Suburbs

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Packages move down a conveyor system to the proper shipping area at the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Feb. 9. Amazon's profits, announced on Thursday, roughly tripled what analysts had been expecting. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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The Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon Web Services has government contracts that show its influence is far beyond the post office. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Alexa, Tell Me A National Security Secret: Amazon's Reach Goes Beyond The Post Office

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President Trump's executive order comes after months of criticism of the U.S. Postal Service for what the president claims is a money-losing deal to deliver packages for Amazon. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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Jeffrey Tambor, seen at a panel event for Transparent in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2015, has left the show. Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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(From left) Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase; Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway; and Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, are creating health care venture, but details are scarce. (From left) Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Andy Kropa/Invision/AP; Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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"I don't see how I can return," said Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor. As Amazon Studios investigates two allegations against the actor, no official decision has been made about Tambor's future with the show. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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